Sarah A. Wingfield, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Geriatric Medicine. She serves as Director of UT Southwestern’s Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health (POSH) Program, as well as an attending geriatrics physician at UTSW hospitals.

Dr. Wingfield earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern. She completed an internal medicine residency, a geriatric medicine fellowship, and an advanced geriatric physician fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. She also holds a degree in chemistry from Trinity University.

A UT Southwestern faculty member since 2016, Dr. Wingfield is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Her research interests include the perioperative care of older adults and new models of care.She has a passion for medical education and quality improvement. She has delivered a number of invited lectures.

She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, among other professional organizations.

In 2019 and 2020, Dr. Wingfield was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star.

Personal Note

Outside of medicine, Dr. Wingfield enjoys reading, spending time with her family and playing with her two Labrador retrievers.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2011)
Duke University Medical Center (2014), Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center (2016), Geriatric Medicine

Research Interest

  • New Models of Care
  • Perioperative Care of Older Adults


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Cancer Screening in Older Adults.
Wingfield SA, Heflin MT Clin. Geriatr. Med. 2016 Feb 32 1 17-33

Honors & Awards

  • Hemphill-Gojer Award in Internal Medicine
    UT Southwestern (2011)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Medical Honor Society (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Geriatric Society (2016)